The City of Dallas is looking for a new Assistant Director of Development Services to supervise and manage a team responsible for the review of projects for public improvements by private development.
The Assistant Director of Development Services will be managing staff responsible for reviewing civil engineering plans for public infrastructure ensuring all design criteria, specifications, and requirements are met. The division managed by the Assistant Director also reviews preliminary plats, drainage plans related to private development, and legal descriptions for easements and right-of-way needed for public infrastructure. This position will also coordinate with developers, contractors, and consultants and candidates shall have knowledge in water, wastewater, and storm drain design.
The new Assistant Director will be an advocate and play an integral role in the positive impact development services has on the growing Dallas community. This tremendous role needs a dynamic and visionary leader to motivate and lead a high-functioning team and collaborate with a diverse and committed leadership team and community. The ideal candidate shall have experience in process improvement strategies such as Lean Six Sigma. The ideal candidate shall have a strong, transparent, and motivating leadership style that fosters a culture of respect and develops sustainable relationships and demonstrates adaptability to thrive in a complex and ever-changing environment. This new leader must have the technical expertise and knowledge of applicable principles and practices with planning and development; Citywide and departmental procedures/policies, zoning development codes, and federal and state rules and regulations.
Qualified candidates will have a bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering or a closely related field and at least 15 years of experience, including experience in development engineering, a minimum of 5 years of municipal experience in management in an engineering position. Knowledge of water, wastewater, and stormwater utilities and each utility’s regulatory requirements. Combination of educational and professional experiences may be considered in meeting the required qualifications. Candidates must have a Professional Engineer License (PE).